Paid Volunteer Jobs – Communications Officer – Viatores Christi

 

Job Title:    Communications Officer (Paid
Volunteer Jobs)

Organisation: Viatores
Christi

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Viatores Christi
(VC) is development organisation (with its HQ in Ireland and a regional office
in Kampala, Uganda) working within faith-based international development. VC
works with over 30 partners across a range of sectors and countries. VC
addresses needs through development and humanitarian assistance interventions
and recruits, trains and places skilled personnel. In 2018, over 158,000 individuals
directly benefited from the work of VC across partners in the areas of health,
education, human rights, income generation and livelihoods. VC is a lead
partner in an EU Volunteering Aid Initiative (EUAVI) project and a participant
in another. The organisation is also funded by Irish Aid through its
intermediary organisation Misean Cara.

 

Job Summary:  The volunteer Communications Officer will
report to the Dublin based EUAVI Communications Manager for all PR and
communications activities for Viatores Christi and specifically the promotion
and dissemination of the successes of its EUAVI-funded consortium project “EU
Aid Volunteers – Volunteering for Humanity”. This is a pan European initiative
to build organisational capacity of the VC-led consortium, consisting of
volunteer agencies in Slovakia, Lithuania and France.

 

For all other tasks
the Communications Officer will work with relevant members of the VC Dublin
team for other tasks.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

EUAVI project
specific duties

·       
Design
and oversee the project dissemination strategy as per the goals of the EUAVI
project and the plan

·       
Document
impact of the volunteering quality on partner organisations

·       
Support
the Consortium partners where required in meeting their dissemination commitments

·       
Design
and implement effectively social media project “ Our Story” by identifying and
interviewing volunteers and local people in the host countries in East Africa

·       
Support
Consortium partner on Humanitarian Action multimedia activity

·       
Support
Humanitarian Volunteering Network in its outreach, dissemination strategy
design and implementation

·       
Make
sure that all events, and dissemination related materials use proper logos,
EUAV templates

·       
Track
indicators on dissemination and media related activities

VC communications
activities

·       
Ensure
VC’s social media presence is updated and relevant

·       
Create
‘Stories of Change’ around VC’s engagement in Uganda

·       
Ensure
postings on social media are carried out in accordance with VC communications
and media messaging strategy.

·       
Assist
with promotion of VC online training offering.

Additional areas

·       
Flexibility
to assist in other areas may be required at certain times

·       
Attendance
at training events, conferences and other functions as necessary

·       
Compliance
with current policies and procedures

·       
Attendance
at fundraising or networking events as required

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Marketing, PR/Communications degree or other equivalent
qualification or experience.

·       
Experience
and/or knowledge of international development.

·       
Experience
in devising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating successful PR/Marketing
Campaigns.

·       
Fluent
English (verbal and written)

·       
Strong
networking and influencing skills

·       
High
degree of IT, Social Media and data literacy skills

·       
Experience
of establishing and maintaining online communication platforms for sharing
tools and information, broadcasting webinars.

·       
Excellent
proofing skills

·       
Experienced
with photo and video-editing software

·       
A
creative and strategic thinker with at least 2 years’ experience in a Digital
Marketing/PR/Communications role.

·       
Ability
to work on own initiative, while also being part of team

·       
An
ability to confidently represent VC and effectively convey its key messages.

·       
Outgoing
with an ability to interact with different groups of people

 

Volunteer Terms and Conditions: Monthly allowance, plus accommodation
provided if required. The contract is for six months with an immediate start.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV and covering letter to apply@viatoreschristi.com

 

Deadline: 12th February 2021

 

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